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    Steel Core Belt - 1.25"

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    Sizing Instructions


    Buy 2 Sizes Larger than waist if:

    • You are using your belt for CCW use.
    • You are using your belt for work and carrying tools or other gear on your belt.

      EX: 36 Waist Buy a 40 Belt - In between sizes round up.

    Buy 1 Size Larger than waist for everyday wear.

    EX: 36 Waist Buy a 38 Belt - In between sizes round up. 

    We do have free size exchanges if needed. For belt measurements click on the sizing tab on the page.

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      This is the 1 1/4" width model. For the 1 1/2" width click here This is an extreme belt. It is .37" thick and very stiff. It is 20 oz. weight and has an internal steel core insert resulting in the strongest belt you will ever strap around your waist.

      This steel core belt does require some break-in when buckling due to the thickness. When new it will require some effort to buckle and place through the keeper. This will break in after a few weeks and not be an issue.

      If you want a super sturdy belt that is super strong and durable but doesn't require a break-in period (and you don't mind if the inner layer isn't steel), we recommend that you take a look at our Extreme Belt. It is .23 to .26" thick and extremely durable. You can see it here: HANKS EXTREME BELT So, if you feel you are still in need of the ultimate steel core belt read on:
      Hanks CCW Steel Core Gun belt is like nothing else on the market. If you're the type of person who simply likes to buy the best and never have to look back this is the belt for you. Now available here in a slightly narrower 1 1/4" width! The only 1 1/4" width Steel Core belt on the market that we know of!

      A tri-layer belt made of two layers of USA steer hide harness leather with a steel core sandwiched in the middle this belt will hold more than you could ever carry. At 20 oz. we believe this is the thickest and strongest belt on the market today. As a test, we actually parked a Jeep on it and it did not give way.

      Made right here in the USA by master belt makers this isn't an easy belt to make. It's thick, springy, and is a beast to assemble but well worth the effort. Once on though it is as comfortable as can be and you won't even notice it other than your gear will be more secure than ever!

      To make sure nothing is left to chance we use our super rugged roller buckle. It makes tightening this belt down a breeze and reduces wear on the tongue as you put your belt on and off. The Chicago screw construction holds it all together and makes changing your buckle easy if you ever want to. Screws are the way to go as snaps eventually wear out and are not user fixable.

      Harness leather is some of the toughest leather out there. Some companies use a softer leather to make the belt easier to assemble but those leathers may start to wrinkle over time and break down. Just one layer of our 10oz leather is miles ahead of any department store belt. Imagine two of them combined with that steel in between. You have to experience this belt to appreciate it!

      • 2 layers of full grain harness leather with a steel core center
      • 20 oz. weight
      • .37" thick
      • Heavy-duty roller buckle
      • Chicago screw construction
      • 6 holes spaced 1" on center
      • USA Made
      • TriLayer Belt Leather + Steel + Leather
      • 100-year warranty

    • Style Number ACH103


       1 1/4"



      Leather Weight


      Leather Ply

      Tri-Layer: Leather + Steel + Leather

      Country Of Manufacture


      Leather Type

      USA Tanned North American Steer Hide 


      Heavy Duty Roller Buckle - USA or Imported

      Interchangeable Buckle

      Yes - Chicago Screw Construction
      3/8" Screws

      Number Of Holes and Spacing

      6 Holes Spaced 1" on Center


      100 Years*

    • If using your belt for concealed carry, or as a work belt to carry items on, we recommend buying 2 sizes larger than your pant size.
      EX: 36 pants, buy a 40 belt.

      For use without carrying items on the belt, buy one size larger than pant size.
      EX: 36 pants buy a 38 belt.

      Belt Measurements

      For reference here are the measurement specifications if you wish to compare to a current belt you already own:

      IMPORTANT: Do not include buckle length in measurement. Measurements are from where the leather folds over the buckle.

      Belt Measurement Where to measure from

      Steel Core Belt Has 6 Holes Spaced 1" On Center
      *All measurements are approximate and can vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of this belt.

      BELT SIZE Measurement to 3rd Hole Measurement To End Of Belt
      32 32" 38"
      34 34" 40"
      36 36" 42"
      38 38" 44"
      40 40" 46"
      42 42" 48"
      44 44" 50"
      46 46" 52"
      48 48" 54"
      50 50" 56"
      52 52" 58"
      54 54" 60"
      56 56" 62"
      58 58" 64"
      60 60" 66"


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    William L.
    United States
    Worth the price

    This is my second steel core belt. I carry a .45 and magazines everyday. This belt is unaffected by that. The other gun belts I have owned all suffered a failure of one type or another after a relatively short time. So I bought a black steel core belt and have used it over a year good as new still so I bought a brown one too!

    Andrew G.
    United States United States
    The Last Belt You’ll Ever Need!

    Hanks Belts come with a 100-year manufacturer’s warranty! Let that soak in for a moment, when considering their remarkable product line and ask yourself if a company gives you a 100-year warranty, what does that say about their product?!?!?!? As a firearms instructor and proud owner of a Hanks Steel Core -1.25" belt, I can’t say enough about this product. It’s made with superior non-bonded leather, so it won’t crack, stretch, or break at an inopportune moment. In short, Hanks Belts are worth every penny, and you won’t be disappointed!

    Nathan W.
    United States United States
    Awesome quality

    Love the look and feel

    Grady H.
    United States United States
    Great quality

    Overall I love the quality of the belt. I only wish I had the option of one size larger, but it should work out as I am attempting to lose weight. Quality is out of this world. Will definitely last a lifetime.

    Michael Y.
    United States United States
    Great Products; Great Company

    I now have purchased 5 belts from Hanks and couldn't be more impressed. Donated all old, non-Hanks belts because you can never go back once you've tried Hanks. Superior products, superior quality, superior customer service! Thanks for your dedication!